Joe Budden is wanted for robbery by the NYPD. He also beat up his ex-girlfriend, according to reports.
Today the New York Police Department put up a tweet looking for tips on a 6 foot tall male, weighing in at 200 pounds for robbery, who goes by the name of Joe Budden. That’s right, the “Pump It Up” rapper is being accused of stealing a cell phone from a female, age 25.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) August 23, 2014
Does this man look familiar?
News of Joe Budden being wanted by police comes just days after MediaTakeOut published a story on Joe Budden assaulting and bruising his ex-girlfriend. Page Six did a story on her being assaulted. The dates match up between those reports and the NYPD‘s tweet. TMZ even published photos of Joe Budden‘s ex-girlfriend battered and bruised after the altercation took place.
“Apparently there was an argument over pictures she was posting online with other guys,” a law enforcement said of the argument. “She was going to nightclubs and he didn’t like that.”
Budden, 33, also stole the woman’s cell phone before twisting her arm and shoving her into his car, cops said. [P6]
Budden‘s attorney, Nima Ameri, told TMZ:
“Joe Budden looks forward to an opportunity to responsibly deal with and address the allegations so he may establish the actual facts.” He say the rapper is cooperating with the investigation and the facts will “demonstrate the truth of Mr. Budden’s involvement and the real events that transpired.”
This isn’t the first time Joe Budden has been accused of beating up a woman. Tahiry accused the rapper of beating her up in the past.
Battle rapper Hollow Da Don called out Joe Budden for beating up Tahiry during the Total Slaughter battle rap event presented by Eminem and Shady Films in June. Joe Budden lost the battle, and during one of Hollow‘s rounds he threatened Joe Budden for being a woman beater.
After stories hit the internet about Joe Budden abusing his ex-girlfriend, the rapper published this Tweet:
Messy break ups are so.. Well……. Messy.
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) August 21, 2014
We’ll keep you updated as more on this story develops…